cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse is known as the home of jumps racing and is set in a natural amphitheatre in the Cotswolds, in the shadow of Cleeve Hill. This setting gives the course a fantastic atmosphere, most notably the famous 'Cheltenham roar' at the start and end of races. The course hosts 16 racedays over the winter between October and April. The highlight of the National Hunt Calendar is the Cheltenham Festival in March, featuring 12 Grade 1 races including the World Hurdle, Champion Hurdle, Champion Bumper, Champion Chase and the Gold Cup.

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Cheltenham Racecourse is known as the home of jumps racing and is set in a natural amphitheatre in the Cotswolds, in the shadow of Cleeve Hill. This setting gives the course a fantastic atmosphere, most notably the famous 'Cheltenham Roar' at the start and end of races. There has been horse racing in Cheltenham since 1815, moving to the current Prestbury Park site in 1831 with Steeplechasing moving to the course in 1898.

The course hosts 16 racedays over the winter between October and April. The highlight of the National Hunt Calendar is the Cheltenham Festival in March, featuring 12 Grade 1 races including the World Hurdle, Champion Hurdle, Champion Bumper, Champion Chase and the Gold Cup. There are other major meetings at the course too with the Open meeting in November, the International meeting in December and the Festival Trials Day in January.

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